The National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Nasarawa State chapter, has endorsed the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, as the state gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
This position was contained in a 14 point communique signed by the state president of the group, Usman Abdulhakim, issued in Lafia, after a town hall meeting held at Savanna Hotel along Jos Road, Thursday.
The council said the information minister was head and shoulder above other aspirants vying for the PDP governorship ticket.
“We have observed that the majority of political opinions across Nasarawa State have learned towards Mr. Maku because of his pedigree, antecedent, clear vision, mission, political stability, humility and performance in all the office he held”, the group said.
The communique, which was read by Mr. Abdulhakim, added that Mr. Maku had during his days as student union leader, championed the rights of students to address their plight.
“The current honourable minister of Information is the most broadly accepted choice for governorship of Nasarawa state for the 2015 gubernatorial election among all contenders.
“Maku has remained one of the most stable and loyal members and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state”, it said.
The communique added the group will deploy all its resources to mobilise support for Mr. Maku.
“We hereby resolve to deploy all available resources to embark on relentless mobilization devoid of political, ethnic and religious inclinations in Nasarawa to support the election of Labaran Maku as governor of Nasarawa State”, it said.